Friday, May 10, 2013

Utah's 2013 Craft Beer Week Events

Gather around children, we have the skinny on all (well, most of) the beer goings-on here in Zion for Craft Beer Week 2013! CBW is celebrated May 13-19 and it brings craft beer connoisseurs and beginners alike together to toast the more than 2,400 small and independent American craft brewers who continue to make the U.S. the world’s most diverse brewing destination.

Here are the happenings that I was able to dig up for next week (starting Monday). If there is anything I've missed please add it to the comments section of this post or shoot me an email.

RedRock Brewing Co.
May 13th- 6:00pm National Toast to Craft Beer @ Downtown Brewpub

May 14th - Blind Horizontal IPA Tasting with 4 of Salt Lakes favorite Chefs. Chef Ryan Lowder of Copper Onion, Chef Zane Holmquist of Stein Eriksen's Lodge, other two chefs TBA. The chefs will be blind folded and will rate 5 IPA's from RedRock, Squatter's and Wasatch Brewery. Q&A from chefs. 6:00 at the BeerHive. downstairs.

*May 15th - Hops Storm @ The Bayou. IPA Jr on a Randall TBA.

 May 16th - 10pm RedRock Brewery & Bohemian Brewery Sponsor "Strange Brew" @ Brewvies.

*May 17th - Bar X has the Golden Ticket" featuring 4 Gold Medal Winners. Nut brown, Swartz Bier, Pilsner and Paardebloem. @ Bar X. 6:00- 12:00

 May 17th-May 19th - Living Traditions Festival Downtown.

*time to be determined



Bohemian Brewing Co.
May 13th - Heffeweizen Release Party @ Bohemian Brewery

May 14th - Food/Beer Pairing @ MacCool's in Layton

May 15th - Seasonal Release Party @ Slackwater Pizza in Ogden

May 16th - Bar X Tap Takover & Meet the Brewers Party -
Movie Night @ Brewvies, "Strange Brew", 10pm

May 17th - Patio Party @ Woody's Tavern in Moab

May 18th - Ameri"Can" Craft Canned Beer Festival in Scottsdale, AZ. Noon - 6pm

May 19th - Closing Party & Brunch @ Bohemian Brewery



Epic Brewing Co.
May 13th - 6:00pm - Craft Beer Week Kickoff Party at The Beerhive
Join the Epic Brewing staff to kick off American Craft Beer Week. We will be
on hand to discuss our philosophy on craft brewing and what makes our beer
unique. Try a new style and learn more about your favorites.

May 14th - 5:30 - 7:00pm - Sip and Savor, Bambara Beer Dinner
Featuring small plate pairings of French inspired cuisine and Epic's Belgian
beers. Limited seating available.


May 15th - 7:00-8:00pm - Lumpy's South Beer Class
Our brewers will be discussing the brewing process, different beer styles,
and how to best serve and appreciate craft beer. Discover new pairing ideas
and learn what makes each beer unique.


May 16th - 6:00pm - National Toast & Rock - Paper - Scissors Tournament at Dick N' Dixie's
Raise a toast with the rest of the nation's craft beer lovers and sign up
for the Rock - Paper - Scissors Tournament. Tourney starts at 8:00 pm. Peruse a large selection of Epic beers between bouts.

May 17th - Hop Syndrome Lager Release
Just in time for grilling season, Epic is releasing Hop Syndrome Lager. A
deliciously hoppy lager that is clean and spicy with hints of fruit. It's sure to quench your summer thirst. Available in the cold case on Friday.


May 18th - 12:00 - 6:00 - In-depth Brewery Tours
If you haven't gotten a behind the scenes look at Epic Brewing now is the perfect chance. We will be leading in-depth brewery tours describing the brewing process, ingredients, and equipment. Limited to groups of 10 and running every hour. Call ahead to reserve a spot.


May 19th - 12:45 pm - Salt Lake Bees vs Nashville Sounds
Brewmaster Kevin Crompton will be throwing the first pitch at the Spring Mobile Ballpark. Salt Lake Bees vs Nashville Sounds. This will be worth the price of admission just to see if Kevin can get the ball into the catchers mitt without killing himself or anyone else.

5:00pm - First Pitch After Party at The Bayou
Join the Epic Brewing staff for a post-game party at The Bayou. If you
haven't had the chance to meet the makers of your favorite brew come on by
and share a pint.

Uinta Brewing Co.
May 13th - 6pm - Uinta Can release party @ Gracies

May 14th - 6pm - Uinta Can Release Party @ Green Pig.
6pm: Utah Barley’s Angels Event @ Uinta Brewing Co.  https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/140571342794835/

May 18th - Uinta Can Release Party @ No Name Saloon 5-9pm.
Beer Dinner and Pairing @ Harmons SLC





Squatters Pubs
Craft Beer Week Brewmaster Dinners
May 15 – Squatters Brew Pub-Downtown SLC147 WEST BROADWAY . SLC . UTAH . 84101 - CONDUCTED BY BREWMASTERS DAN BURICK & JASON STOCK.
6:00- 9:00 p.m.

May 16 – Squatters Roadhouse Grill-Park City1900 PARK AVENUE . PARK CITY . UTAH . 84060 -CONDUCTED BY BREWMASTER JASON STOCK.
6:00- 9:00 p.m.
First Course
Ginger and Carrot Soup
Paired with Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale

Salad
Arugula with Roasted Red Peppers, Blueberries & Goat Cheese
With a Reduced Balsamic dressing
Paired with Squatters American Wheat Hefeweizen

Main Course
Steak and Shrimp. Hand cut Niman Ranch top sirloin with panko crusted jumbo shrimp, asiago potatoes,
asparagus, red peppers and jalapeno mint jelly.
Paired with Squatters Organic Amber Ale

Dessert
Black and Tan Brownie
Paired with Squatters Captain Bastard’s Oatmeal Stout

$50 per person + Tax + Gratuity
($34 Food/$16 Beer Pairings)
Reservations: Lauren Boyack
party@squatters.com or 801-328-2329 x 238



Wasatch Brew Pub
Craft Beer Week Brewmaster Dinners
May 14 – 250 Main . Park City
6:00- 9:00 p.m.
CONDUCTED BY BREWMASTERS JON LEE & MATT BEAMER


First Course
Ginger and Carrot Soup
Paired with Wasatch White Label Belgian-Style White Ale
Salad
Arugula with Roasted Red Peppers, Blueberries & Goat Cheese
with a reduced balsamic dressing
Paired with Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen

Main Course
Steak and Shrimp
Hand cut Niman Ranch top sirloin with crunchy coconut shrimp, asiago
potatoes, asparagus, red peppers and jalapeno mint jelly.
Paired with Evolution Amber Ale

Dessert
Black and Tan Brownie
Paired with Wasatch Polygamy Porter 
$50 per person + Tax + Gratuity
($34 Food/$16 Beer Pairings)
Reservations: Lauren Boyack

party@squatters.com or 801-328-2329 x 238

If your going to be out of town and want to find out what's happening nationally, follow this link.

You thought I forgot that it's New Beer Friday, didn't you? Bohemian Brewing has something new to help ring in the warm weather

Noble Hefeweizen is a Bavarian-style hefeweizen. White wheat and Munich malts give this beer a rich, sweet body while staying light and easy to drink. But the star of the beer is the traditional yeast, originating from the Bavarian monastery of Andechs, adding banana, clove, and bubble gum characters. It's going to be hot this weekend, sounds like the perfect beer to enjoy in the sun!

Cheers! 

2 comments:

Chase Johnson said...

Awesome post Mikey! What events are you going to be attending?

Mikey said...

I have no idea. Gotta see what Mrs. Mikey's schedule is like and figure it put from there.